Izmir‘s main bus terminal, called Otogar, Büyük Otogar or Yeni Otogar, is big, useful, and some distance east of the city center.
As usual in such places in Turkey, visual chaos prevails, and information chaos along with it, but ask any ticket agent where you should ask about a certain destination and he or she will direct you to the proper ticket counter.
Several major bus companies operate a number of differnt ticket offices in the long row of offices:
Çanakkale Truva: Nos. 134-135, buses north along the Aegean coast to Bergama, Ayvalık, Troy and Çanakkale.
Kamil Koç: Nos. 141-142, buses to Istanbul and numerous other destinations.
Kontur: Nos. 145-147, buses east to Konya and Cappadocia.
Metro: Nos. 128, 155, 166, 183-184, major company with many destinations, including Bandırma and Istanbul.
Özkaymak: No. 150, buses east to Konya.
Pamukkale: Nos. 129-132, 167, 171, buses to many destinations throughout western Turkey including Kuşadası, Nazilli, Datça and Kemer (near Antalya).
Uludağ: Nos. 169-170, buses to Bursa and the Sea of Marmara towns.
Ulusoy: Nos. 138, 179, buses to northern Turkey, especially the Black Sea coast.
Varan: Nos. 136-137, larger cities, with premium service.
To reach destinations within an hour or so of Izmir such as Bergama, Çeşme, Foça and Selçuk (Ephesus), go to the bus station’s upper level and the İlçe Peronları (Regional Gates).
For ESHOT and İZULAŞ city buses that go to the city center, walk to the lowest-number gates (peron) with numbers “2,” “3,” etc. Look for the police station (Polis)and the Terminal Café. Walk between them, turn right and you should see the city bus stops. Here’s how you pay the fare.
ESHOT Buses 54 to Konak and Bus 191 to Yurtoğluboth stop near Basmane Gar (train station). Say Basmane (bahss-mah-NEH) to the driver so he will alert you.
ESHOT Bus 204 goes to Adnan Menderes Airport(Havalimanı).